This year, commit to fighting the frump. By following these simple steps, you can look pulled together on a daily basis with minimal effort.
Is it possible to be a mom and stylish at the same time (without totally neglecting the kids, that is)? The short answer is: YES!
"We are just so focused on the little human beings who rely on us that we often put ourselves and our needs at the very bottom of the daily to-do list," says Cyia Batten, designer and fashion expert, and one of the creative minds behind T.Cyia jewelry. "'Our kids come first!' we say, and I think we forget that part of good parenting is good self-care and part of good self-care means presenting yourself to the world in a way that you feel good about."
Sometimes it's easier to identify other frumpy mothers than to recognize frumpiness in our own lives. According to Batten, some of the signs of an elevated frumpy factor include:
Most importantly, if you recognize these signs in your life, don't accept your style-less fate. Take a stand and return to the land of the fashionable.
If you're on the wrong end of the fashion spectrum, take solace in knowing that you can turn things around relatively quickly. Batten provides some of her best tips to eliminate frump for good:
Of course, fighting frump may not be an overnight effort. Still, if you are serious about injecting your world with a healthy dose of style, it definitely can be done. Batten reminds us, "Should you expect to be a perfect package every day? Absolutely not! Life happens. Let's just do the best we can."
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